A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Good and evil are sometimes blurred since Joe and Cody must battle a family member for control of the kingdom. The idea that destiny determines our path in life stands out, but the characters exert some control of how that destiny is channeled.
Positive Role Models
Joe's courage and Cody's sense of loyalty are their best qualities, and their father's faith in them inspires them to greatness in the face of adversity.
Violence & Scariness
Weapons include energy crystals, swords that emit electric shocks, and tridents. No blood or obvious injury.
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Mild name-calling such as "twerp."
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Products & Purchases
The show stars the characters central to the YouTube Minecraft channel TheAtlanticCraft.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kings of Atlantis starring Joe and Cody of the Minecraft-related YouTube channel TheAtlanticCraft requires a YouTube Red subscription to watch. The guys' animated alter egos are two dissimilar brothers charged with protecting their underwater kingdom from an evil family member. There are some clashes in the struggle for power, and weapons such as tridents and electric swords are used, but violence is minimal, and language is limited to occasional name-calling such as "twerp." Kids who love Minecraft and TheAtlanticCraft's channel in particular may enjoy this extension of the creators' work, but it's less tempting for viewers who haven't caught the Minecraft bug.
Is It Any Good?
If Minecraft is your kid's thing, then this YouTube Red series will be near the top of their watch list. The content's nothing to worry about, and despite their very different personalities and frequent goofing off, Cody and Joe make a pretty effective team when they put their heads together. Once tasked with the job of defeating their uncle, they muster their determination and set out to do so.
Kings of Atlantis is lighthearted enough that what violence does exist isn't noteworthy, and the characters rarely are in any tangible danger. The plot is fairly trite and the animation mundane, so it's not likely to bring in many viewers who aren't already visitors to TheAtlanticCraft channel, but it is a fun extension of gamers Joe and Cody's existing content.
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